Anthony Hope

Three Volume Novel & Other Stories

Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope was born on February 9th 1863. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels and although he wrote 32 volumes of fiction our memory of him rests almost entirely on two: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and Rupert of Hentzau (1898). After the success of the former he gave up his legal career to concentrate on writing but was never able to scale again the heights. On a publicity tour of the United States he was described as “a well-dressed Englishman with a hearty laugh, a soldierly attitude, a dry sense of humour, quiet, easy manners and an air of shrewdness.” He died in July 8th 1933.
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